New details have appeared for P.A. Works’ upcoming original anime, Buddy Daddies. The new images leaked ahead of the project’s official announcement, which took place on October 22, 2022. Details include the main characters and their respective voice actors, as well as the general premise. The anime will air sometime in January 2023. [Thanks, @Spanku_u!]
Check out a brief teaser for Buddy Daddies below.
Buddy Daddies will reportedly be another series in P.A. Works’ popular “Work Anime” genre. This time, the work in question is assassination. Hitmen Rei Suwa and Kazuki Kurusu are partners, and their target is apparently a little girl by the name of Miri Unasaka. Rei Suwa is voiced by Koki Uchiyama, who plays Tomura Shigaraki on My Hero Academia. Kazuki Kurusu is voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga. Toyonaga voices Kenjiro Shirabu in Haikyuu!.
Furthermore, directing the new series is Yoshiyuki Asai, of Charlotte and Fate/Apocrypha fame. Nitroplus’ Vio Shimokura and writer Yuko Kakihara will work on the story and series composition. Yuko Kakihara previously worked as a scriptwriter for the Cells at Work! anime adaptation. Kakihara was also a writer for Steins;Gate.
You can get a better look at the Buddy Daddies anime poster and trailer screenshots in the images below:
P.A. Works is an animation studio based in Toyama prefecture, Japan. Short for Progressive Animation Works, the studio has produced animations such as Ya Boy Kongming!, The Day I Became a God, and Akiba Maid War. It has also provided animations for video games, such as the Nintendo DS Professor Layton series and .hack//Liminality.
The Buddy Daddies anime will begin airing in January 2023. The anime’s official announcement broadcast will start on October 22, 2023, at 7 PM Japan Time via YouTube.